High winds, Arctic temps, and threat of sound flooding still slated for weekend storm

By JOY CRIST The winter storm forecast for this weekend began with late Friday night and early Saturday morning rain, followed with high winds and icy temperatures. The winds and Arctic temperatures are expected to continue into Sunday morning, causing minor water level rises on the Outer Banks soundside from Buxton to Ocracoke. According to […] Local News |  Full Article

High winds, Arctic temps, and threat of sound flooding still slated for weekend storm

By JOY CRIST Dare County has also started listing cancellations for previously scheduled activities, which can be found here: http://www.darenc.com/departments/emergency-management/dare-county-fire-marshal/winter-weather-tips-1254 For more detailed forecast information, go to www.weather.gov/mhx/ Click here to see the entire 5 p.m. briefing from the National Weather Service.

Gail Barclay Quidley

August 26, 1935 – January 6, 2017 FRISCO– Gail Barclay Quidley, 81, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017. She was thedaughter of the late Orlando J. and Emma K. Barclay. Gail was a memberof Little Grove United Methodist Church. She was retired from theSoutheastern Virginia Training Center. Her love of gardening touchedmany. Along with her […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Shirley Jean Farrow

July 1, 1943 – January 6, 2017 BUXTON — Shirley Jean Farrow, 73, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Bornin Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Roland Bass andDessie Elizabeth Phelps Bass. Shirley was a homemaker, member ofLighthouse Assembly of God, and attended Heritage of Faith FamilyChurch. Shirley is survived by two […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Getting to the Point

On Dec. 21, the National Park Service published in the Federal Register its final changes to the off-road vehicle rule for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore that became effective five years ago next month — in February 2012. Three of the  changes addressed areas that Congress mandated the Park Service to re-examine in its final […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

FEMA extends housing help deadline, but crunch still coming By JOY CRIST

By JOY CRIST A Jan. 7 deadline for FEMA housing assistance for residents who were displaced during October’s Hurricane Matthew has been extended for a number of North Carolina counties, including Dare.   The FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program provides eligible applicants with lodging assistance in the form of funds and vouchers for hotels or […] Local News |  Full Article

New governor names two cabinet secretaries

Gov. Roy Cooper named two leaders to his administration this week as he builds his team to lead North Carolina over the next four years. To lead the Department of Environmental Quality, Cooper has selected Michael Regan, a leader in environmental advocacy with experience in working with energy and businesses. Regan served as Southeast Regional Director of […] Local News |  Full Article